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Chinese Cowries - op
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[ Archaic: Cowries, Spades & Knives ]
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China - Stone Cowrie
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[ Archaic: Cowries, Spades & Knives ]
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Stone or Jade Cowrie
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Chinese Stone Cowry - geometric
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A highly stylized type with hole. This appears to be a marble type stone; these are mentioned in Wang Yu-Ch'uan ("Early Chinese Coinage") as being found in archeological digs. Here a simple angled form suffices and no attempt is made to even cut a groove or to imitate the teeth of cowries.
19 x 19 x 7 mm


Moneta Library has articles on Cowries to VIEW and DOWNLOAD:
The Worlds's First Money, Chinese Cowries and Their Imitations - by Ted Puls [ link ]
Cowries - Bob Reis: [ link ]
Origin of Cowries in Ancient China - UofPa: [ link ]
Metallic Cowries - Royal Asiatic Society: [ link ]
Nice Video on Cowrie history: [ link ]
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